Committee and Committee Members

A local council is empowered to appoint one or more committees or sub-committees for the purpose of discharging any of its functions; and unless the local council otherwise directs, a committee may itself arrange for the discharge of its functions by a sub-committee. It is not necessary for the local council to ratify the committee decisions where delegation applies (Local Government Act 1972 s.101)

The membership and terms of office committees is fixed by the council and of sub-committees by the appointing committee.